Taking care of technical garment is not hard, and if you follow our washing instructions you will extend the lifetime of your clothing. Always follow the specific washing instructions for your specific style. Take care of your Cross Sportswear clothes so it can perform it’s best when you need it. 

Most of our garments, especially shell garments, have DWR treatments (durable water repellency). The purpose is to make the outer fabric water resistant. When you have used your garment for a few years, the outer fabric can start to get wet even though the membrane still will keep water from passing through the garment. If this happens, you can re-apply the DWR finish with a wash-in or spray product. We recommend OrganoTex, you'll find it here

Please read washing instructions for your special garment below.

Rain/Wind/Casual Coat

When washing our Rain/Wind/casual clothing, the washing instructions attached must be checked but are generally as follows

 Don’t

  • Don’t wash your garment if it isn’t really needed. Please air clothes instead to save water and energy, and you will also extend the lifetime of the garment
  • Do not bleach
  • Don’t use fabric softener, it is bad for the environment and does also weaken the performance of your garment

Do

  • Wash your garment if it has gotten very sweaty or dirty as this weakens the performance of the garment.
  • Make sure that zippers are zipped
  • Use a washing bag to protect your garment and to prevent fibers from leaking.
  • Machine wash in lukewarm water
  • Hang dry. But don’t forget to introduce the heat to the garment to reactivate the water resistant surface. Use a drying cabinet, dryer or iron.
  • For best result, launder garment with like-colors

Baselayers/Polos/Jersey Skort

When washing our baselayers/polos/skorts, the washing instructions attached must be checked but are generally as follows

Don’t

  • Don’t bleach
  • Don’t dry clean
  • Avoid to use fabric softener

Do

  • Air clothes whenever it is possible, remember that the eco-friendly material Bamboo Charcoal do have a natural anti-odor.
  • Do use a washing bag
  • Do hang dry, but if you are using a dryer – tumble dry on low heat.
  • Do machine wash in lukewarm water
  • Turn bright and dark items inside out, to reduce fading

Chinos/Shorts/Skorts

When washing our Chinos/Shorts/Skorts, the washing instructions attached must be checked but are generally as follows

Don’t

  • Don’t bleach
  • Don’t dry clean
  • Avoid to use fabric softener

Do

  • Air clothes whenever it is possible, remember that the eco-friendly material Bamboo Charcoal do have a natural anti-odor.
  • Do use a washing bag
  • Do hang dry, but if you are using a dryer – tumble dry on low heat.
  • Do machine wash in lukewarm water
  • Turn bright and dark items inside out, to reduce fading

Style Utility/Stance/Winter Jacket and Pants

When washing our Utility/Stance/Winter Jacket & Pants, the washing instructions attached must be checked but are generally as follows

Don’t

  • Don’t bleach
  • Don’t dry clean
  • Avoid to use fabric softener

 Do

  • Wash your garment when it shows signs of dirt of sweat, or the down is starting to lose loft or clomp
  • Front load washing machines are recommended
  • Close the zippers
  • Wash on medium heat (40°C/104°F)
  • Double rinsing is recommended
  • If your garment no longer beads water, even after it has been washed and dried, it is time to re-apply DWR. You will find it here
  • Dry your garment on low heat with two “dryer balls"